Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Cold Shoulder

Open-shoulder dresses are all the rage for Fall 2009, darlings!
Runway coverage via style.com except where noted.
Alexander Wang, via nymag.com
Behnaz Sarafpour
Charlotte Ronson, via nymag.com
Christopher Kane
Donna Karan
Elie Saab, via nymag.com
Halston
Hervé Léger
Issa
Jonathan Saunders
Detail via nymag.com
Julien Macdonald
Lela Rose; this and next via nymag.com
Louise Goldin
Marc Jacobs
Michael Kors
Reem Acra, via nymag.com
Jil Sander
Richard Chai
Richard Chai, via nymag.com
Stephen Burrows
Albino
Versace
Vera Wang Lavender Label




















Black Halo one sleeve dress; this and next at shopbop.com.
Foley + Corrina slouchy jersey dress
Ted Baker beaded top, on sale at asos.com.
Temperley London Equinox silk jersey top, at net-a-porter.com.
Unique Boutique knot shoulder dress, at asos.com.
Alexander McQueen satin dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania New Drape dress. Fabulous asymmetry here!
Baring your shoulders is an alluring way to show a little skin without being too revealing, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

70 comments:

www.janetteria.com said...

Beautuful post CC. :)

xoxo: Janet

Anonymous said...

Striking choices... I kinda like that trend.
Shoulders are back, in all the ways.
Love.

leeselooks said...

i loved jil s.

SO SIMPLISTIC + STRUCTURED IT IS CRAZY.


xx

carolina @ patagonia gifts said...

How funny, CC! Today I posted about strong shoulders!
I love that black Donna Karan dress!
xoxo

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i think showing a little shoulder is just about the sexiest thing ever! so much more subtle than a short skirt or a low-cut shirt.

Kati said...

I like the cut-outs, that is really something special!

paulistanangelina said...

Kane, Godin and Leger(always!) are my favorites of this bunch. Cut out shoulders are something I'm really interested right now.

Thank you so much, dear, for adding me to your fabulous blog roll. You blog is amazing, one of my favorites. I love how you can always see consistency in a mix of completely different styles and variations of one thing for every taste out there.

Meg said...

I think shoulders can be one of the sexiest things a girl's got.

Fashion Moment said...

I agree with Meg! It's can be so sexy.
Michael Kors's suit is fantastic, Donna Karan and Elie Saab, and the first three photos are adorable!

FM/FP

Anonymous said...

Alexander Wang's take on it is by far my fave!

Mom Fashion World said...

thanks for the updates, huney.
I wish I own one of them. *sigh*
They are very gorgeous outfits!

pigeon.toed said...

i've noticed that cut out shoulders are big right now

Georgie said said...

Oh no... I have never been a fan of one shoulder items.
x

Anonymous said...

I tend towards more the goddess-y drape of the open shoulder rather than the cut out look only bc I'm not so sure I could pull off the latter--but I love them both!

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

cold shoulder? OUCH! haah good title for your post, you are always very clever :)

and i love this shoulder baring..espec wang (obvi), Donna Karan and Ted Baker!

lovely post :) thanks for your comment, so glad you approve of how i styled my prize :) thanks AGAIN!!!

much love bel xxxx

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

i LOVE the christopher kane dress!

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have a great week!
cm

Baybay Mama said...

It's funny that something like the slouched shoulder can be so daring and sexy! I love it.

Winnie said...

I love the wang and Kane picks. My favourites yay!

Aline said...

I really love these...the black and white Hervé Léger with the red shoes is my fav look:)

Lisa said...

I love, love, love this look, particularly the white Alexander Wang dress with the sheer overlay!

chalortte said...

Well I love these images !( and your blog too )

Moodie said...

Incredible post! That's an amazingly exhaustive you're giving us her ! Thanks so much x
I am so happy the 80s shoulders are back !

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

...agree CC- bare shoulder can be saxayyy...If you think my shoulder is sexy, wait until you see my bare back too... ;)

Anonymous said...

I like this style:)xo

HoneyBunny said...

These are gorgeous! I would love to have one:)) I love showing shoulders actually;D

Wanderlusting said...

Good thing about the shoulders is that who has fat shoulders? Add some light reflecting lotion and you are good to go!

Drooling over the Ellie Saab and Christopher Kane ones.

I myself love the one shoulder look, but it's my fat arms, not shoulders, that keep me from going all the way. I did snap up a cute, royal blue Forever 21 dress that has the "grecian" component I crave, maybe I'll give that a whirl in a month or two :)

Nina (Femme Rationale) said...

i love anything cut out shoulders or off the shoulder. it's sexy and still tasteful.

ilikestuff said...

I am such a huge fan of this trend. Shoulders tend to look ok even when we haven't been as dedicated to our fitness as we'd like. They're a good body part to show off!

Beauty Standard Blog said...

You don't have to be conscious about your shoulders to pull off this trend. but i find it so provocative for a reason. Who said you had to show cleavage or legs to be sexy... not you can show a little bit of shoulder! ;)

Theresa said...

just lovely!!

A BIT COQUETTISH said...

My favorite trend of all time, I must admit! I always wear sweaters/tops that have revealed shoulders/cutouts!

xoxo,
La C.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

those should cut dresses are so cool!

erika sorocco said...

My favorite is the Temperley London Equinox silk jersey top; though the Christopher Kane is very interesting in a gothic way that I love.

Krysta Marie said...

i love the c.ronson and the jill saunders look! great post

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MISS GLITZY said...

This is definitely a trend for me! Love it and already want Marc Jacobs grey sweater!

caroline said...

suddenly the 90s' one side strap is back again, and I actually think it's ok... i'm really a bit shocked by my self!
xx

Fashion Tidbits said...

even if it is giving the cold shoulder, it sure looks sexy and hot!

oniomania said...

wow... they are back! remember wearing this style in high school. ;)

Laura in Paris said...

I love the new picture in your header.

Sara said...

Very sexy!

Seeker said...

What a cool post. Sexy pictures, CC :)

xoxo

Ariella said...

Ohh, that black vera wang dress with the red tights is stunning! I would love to own that.

FASHION CHALET said...

I crave chocolate mousse, for some reason cut out shoulders does that to me ;]

lovely post again, CC!! xx

and thank you =]

Gracie said...

this will be a fun trend for spring and summer I'm sure :)

WendyB said...

It's easy to have good-looking shoulders so I've always liked this look!

Anonymous said...

Forget the cold shoulder; the post should be called "The Shoulder" as it was truly the seasons driving force, whether it be revealed or exaggerated! Nice selection of photos, Poly in Kors is so decadent and chic.

Unknown said...

really like the dress full of dots and the christopher kane dress!

Once again you are doing a lovely job!

lauh-ren said...

i love your header, and the alexander wang collection! ahhh

kaitlyn said...

love the charlotte ronson. and how the michael kors suit is like, super sexy, but you can still get away with wearing it at work. i think the louise goldin is my ABSOLUTE fave, though. =]

Sara Morante said...

Spring is on the waaaAAAY!! yes!.
Hi CC! :)
I love the Issa ? one; the black and white is gorgeous... !

Elizabeth Marie said...

Yum, Temperly...how have you been doll??

Daniella said...

Great post! I am loving all the cut-outs im seeing everywhere!

Trish said...

I'm so jelizz with those shoulders!! :)

Cammila said...

These shapes are real fashion as art -- very modern but also a little bit fun. Love it!

freeteyme said...

love that Ellie Saab dress - flows and hangs great!

Terence Sambo said...

Love the Ellie Saab dress..looks like sth Paris hilton has worn :o)

Larissa said...

One shoulder and cut out shoulder pieces are so sexy, but I think Julien Macdonald takes it too far by slitting the skirt too

x

Narumi said...

Those open shoulder dresses are beautiful ! I love the coral one on the last picture !! Thx for sharing those amazing photos :)

M said...

I bought a dress with openned shoulders! I'll sohw it soon!

Kiki said...

fantastic selection....love a good one shouldered dress...

Fastidious Babe said...

u know what that means dontcha? body pump classes for a toned back n shoulders! eeek

MJ. said...

I need to get my shoulders ready for next fall then!! They're said to be one of the more sensual parts of a woman's body...:P

XX

KIRAFASHION said...

Sexy!
Love it so much!!

Keith said...

I really like all of these. My favorites are the 2nd one on the 2nd row and the 1st one on the 3rd row.

Montreal Fashion Minds said...

I love the Michael Kors suit!

And your new header is very cool!

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Anonymous said...

THIS POST IS AMAZING!

shopinchic said...

Love the post, love the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Oh I totally love your Title...brilliant, brilliant..

Little Bow Prep said...

That Ted Baker top looks awesome!

Frankie said...

Ohhh I love the pieces with the shoulder gaps - so subtly sexy x